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Libyan parliament fails to agree on new prime minister*
security march towards the parliament building as the surrounding area
is closed off in the capital Tripoli, on November 14, 2012. AFP
Libya's parliament failed on Sunday to elect a new prime minister after
several inconclusive votes, lawmakers in the North African country
said, adding to turmoil in the oil producer.
Businessman Ahmed Maiteeq
had emerged as front runner in the final vote but he failed to obtain a
quorum in a separate confidence vote needed to confirm his appointment,
Only 113 MPs voted for him in a televised session
interrupted by shouts of arguing lawmakers, falling short of the quorum
of 120 votes.
It was not immediately clear what the General National Congress
(GNC) assembly would do next. Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni
resigned three weeks ago, citing an attack by gunmen on his family.
are still discussions among Congress members," lawmaker Abdulmenam
Al-Yaseer told Reuters. "Some of them have asked to give more time for
members who did not attend, while others said that Congress should keep
the current government."
Parliament had started voting on Thinni's
successor on Wednesday but the session had to be postponed after gunmen
of a defeated candidate stormed the building and wounded several
is in a chaotic state as government and parliament are unable to
impose authority on a country awash with arms and militias, a legacy
from the 2011 uprising which toppled Moammar Gadhafi.
Thinni resigned just one month after his election, when he replaced Ali Zeidan who was fired by deputies over attempts by rebels in the volatile east to sell oil independently.
assembly is deadlocked between Islamists, tribes and nationalists,
compounding a sense of gridlock as Libya's fledgling army tries to
assert itself against unruly ex-rebels, tribal groups and Islamist
In February, it agreed to hold early elections in an
effort to assuage Libyans frustrated at political chaos nearly three
years after the fall of Gadhafi.